Jeff Bezos Speech: Amazon in India

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Jeff Bezos Speech: Amazon in India

Learn English with Jeff Bezos. Bezos gets candid in a fireside chat with Actor Shah Rukh Khan and Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar at the event marking his Maiden Mumbai visit and 3 years of Amazon Prime Video in India. Jeffrey Preston Bezos is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multinational technology company Amazon. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles, and keep your English learning journey.

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Shah Rukh Khan: Tell me have, you seen any perceptible change in India apart from the traffic, when you came last?

Jeff Bezos: Apart from the traffic. You know it’s interesting. So, I guess the first time I came to India was about 11 years ago. I don’t know that I have seen perceptible changes of integrate magnitude. The thing what I would actually say is that, I notice there are certain things that seem to me to be the same and I love those things. One of the things I notice every time I come here is that, there is so much energy here and dynamism and color. The word I would use for it is, the whole place seems so full of life. And everywhere you go every single thing you do and the diversity of India.

When I come here, I’ve never seen a more diverse place. Everywhere I travel in the world nowhere more diverse than India. So, the energy, self-improvement. Every time I come here, I find that the people that I talk to are focused on and interested in being better tomorrow than they are today. Everybody here seems to be focused on self-improvement.

Zoya Akhtar: Did you think online retail would get this big?

Jeff Bezos: Oh no. So, you know when I started Amazon, it was 25 years ago. I started Amazon in 1994. When I went to see investors the first question I had to answer is, what is the internet. None of my investors had ever heard of the internet. And the idea that I had in mind was to build a bookstore. I realized that we could build a store, which would have every book ever printed in any language, in print or out of print and we could do that online. It would be impossible in a physical store and that was the founding idea of amazon.

But did I expect what would happen today. No, you know we started, I’ve been at Amazon when it was one person, me. When it was 10 people when it was a hundred people when it was a thousand people. And today it’s you know more than 700,000 people and approaching 70,000 people just here in India. So, no I did not predict that and actually I think if anybody had predicted that they would have needed to be immediately institutionalized in a mental facility. Because it’s not a normal thing to have happen. My dream when I started Amazon was that one day, we might be able to afford a forklift.

So, it’s been a very fun journey for me, and by the way I still tap dance into work. I’m having so much fun.

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